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Breastfeeding is known to reduce child health inequities and mortality; Stuart Gilmour and Kenji Shibuya discuss how this simple intervention could be scaled up, which could make significant gains in reaching millennium development goal targets.
Neutrophil cell disintegration, and DAMPs and tissue factor released from the dead-cells, all play roles in the inflammatory and coagulatory responses therefore host immune competence during sepsis.
The DM system, crucial for immune system function in humans and mice, is not present in the MHC class II genes of teleost fish, implying a strong split in immune function between tetrapods and other vertebrates.
Human fetal pancreatic progenitor cells can differentiate into insulin-producing cells and form islet-like structures in vitro, and are capable of secreting insulin to reduce hyperglycemia on transplantation into diabetic nude mice.
Chronic administration of fluoxetine, one of the most widely used antidepressants, can induce a ‘juvenile-like’ state in specific types of neurons in the prefrontal cortex of adult mice.
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Journal of Intensive Care is now accepting submissions
Journal of Intensive Care, the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine is now accepting submissions. The journal aims to publish articles contributing to the development of intensive care medical science, and to promote the exchange of ideas internationally in this and related fields. APCs for manuscripts submitted to the journal are covered by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Read more...
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Intensive Care
Satoshi Gando is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Division of Acute and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan. He is also Director of the Critical Center, which includes the emergency room and intensive care unit at Hokkaido University Hospital. Read more...
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Physiological Anthropology
Akira Yasukouchi graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design in 1979, after 8 years of research with the National Institute of Industrial Health for the Japanese Ministry of Labour, he returned to his old school as associate professor in 1990 to research physiological anthropology. He became professor in 1999, distinguished professor in 2009 and director of the Department of Human Science in 2012. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physiological Anthropology since 1997. Read more...